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The Angels acquired Jose Iglesias from the Orioles in exchange for RHP Jean Pinto and RHP Garrett Stallings. The Angels non-tendered RHP Justin Anderson, RHP Matt Andriese, RHP Keynan Middleton, LHP Hoby Milner, and RHP Hansel Robles. Michael Hermosillo went to the Cubs on a minor league deal.
People Who Got Tenderized
The Mariners tendered a contract to “everyone on their 40 man roster.” The Padres will tender a contract to Tommy Pham. Meanwhile the Yankees expect to tender a contract to Gary Sanchez. The Tigers tendered a contract to Matthew Boyd. The Cubs were set to tender a contract to Kris Bryant. Mets tendered a contract to Robert Gsellman and Amed Rosario.
Guys Who Got Non-Tenderized
Kyle Schwarber was non-tendered, as well as Albert Almora, Ryan Tepera, and Jose Martinez. The Royals were expected to non-tender third baseman Maikel Franco. We won’t be needing him as the image above confirms. The White Sox non-tendered Nomar Mazara and Carlos Rodon. Rodon is a starter and Mazara is an outfielder. The Reds non-tendered Brian Goodwin. To get him back would probably cost us a couple Million of Arte’s hard earned dollars. The Braves non-tendered outfielder Adam Duvall. The Mets non-tendered Chasen Shreve. The Indians non-tendered outfielder Tyler Naquin. The Braves non-tendered Corey Knebel. The Blue Jays non-tendered Travis Shaw and A. J. Cole. The Rockies non-tendered outfielder David Dahl, catcher Tony Wolters, and right hander Chi Chi Gonzalez.
Outfielder Eddie Rosario cleared outright waivers. He got non-tendered. The Cubs claimed right hander Robert Stock off waivers from the Red Sox. As an American League GM, Perry Minasian would have had prior dibs and apparently passed. Hopefully this signals that he has grander designs than mere dumpster diving. Dan Straily re-signed with the Lotte Giants of the KBO.
Guys Who Settled Avoiding Arbitration
A whole bunch of deals to avoid arbitration are compiled here. The Pirates signed Erik Gonzalez to a contract, thereby avoiding arbitration. The White Sox signed a deal with reliever Jace Fry, also avoiding arbitration. The Red Sox signed a deal with right handed pitcher Austin Brice, thereby avoiding arbitration. The Twins brought back right handed reliever Tyler Duffey for $2.2 Million. Atlanta signed left handed reliever Grant Dayton for $900,000 and also signed utility player Johan Camargo for $1.36 Million. The Brewers signed Orlando Arcia. The Phillies signed backup catcher Andrew Knapp. The Royals have a deal with third baseman Hunter Dozier. The Brewers signed catcher Omar Navarez for one year $2.5 Million. Austin Pruitt settled with the Astros. Kevin Plawecki settled with the Red Sox as did closer Matt Barnes. Jorge Soler signs with the Royals for $8.05 Million plus incentives. The Yankees settled with Luis Cessa. The Marlins signed Jesus Aguilar. Outfielder Alex Dickerson settled with the Giants. Luke Jackson signed with Atlanta. Matt Olson signed with Oakland for $5 Million. Finally, the Red Sox settled with Ryan Brazier.
Andriese and Anderson gone along with Bedrock is odd because they were decent but we have to move forward and improve. Dropping Middleton and Robles were predictable moves. This is going to be an awkward off season with some talent out there so picking up a 4th OF’er will be easy. About a week ago someone mentioned picking up Iglesias and I though that was a good move and now it’s been done, is somebody reading our mail?
……………….I have been a loyal fan since day one and I would like you to bring the Angels 3 very good to great reliever’s.
……………….two very good to great starters………
……………,…and a catcher that can hit.
Archie Bradley & Eddie Rosario 💪 💪 🤘
I like em both, but I doubt they spend the cash on Rosario…. maybe David Dahl
Can he pitch?
Yeah, I can see Dahl as a LHB corner OF fit. Should be significantly cheaper than Rosario too.
Like Bradley. Not too sure about Rosario. Whoever is the spare OF has to be able to relieve Trout 15-20 games, figure. We should want someone with good glove, at minimum.
How about somebody else who can actually hit with RISP besides Trout, Rendon, and Fletcher? 😫
Is Beemboom an ok #2 to start the season? If not then my plan would be to sign Wolters to $1-1.5 mil and maybe rule 5 one of the catchers listed here as depth of we believe any of them are better than Beemboom. Then when Stassi is ready, we non-tender, send back or DFA as needed.
I feel like Bemboom is probably someone we’d rather have as our #3 catcher in AAA, not as our #2. I would wager Minasian making a significant move to acquire a catcher.
Any evaluation on the pitchers who were given up in this trade?
I’m no scout or anything just going by what I saw through comments sections but Stallings was, I believe, our number 21 prospect and no one really knew who pinto was. Of course, guys like Jeff Fletcher and Taylor Blake Ward over on Twitter know more I’m sure.
Stallings was a control guy out of college (Tennessee?). Low walk rates but also low K rates. Never threw a professional pitch for us as he was shutdown immediately after being drafted (like Canning before him)
Only thing I have looked at is Jean Pinto, not much on him except 19 years old, 5′ – 11″, pitched 12 innings at a 2.25 era, 19 SOs, 1.25 whip, 3 BB, 3 ER. Can’t find any video of him pitching. Could become something in 5 years if his arm doesn’t fall off.
So we basically got Iglesias in return for the minimum possible other than Baltimore just giving him to the team. Sure these pitchers could develop but they are as raw as sauerkraut and it would be Baltimore that developed them.
Correct, Baltimore is playing the long game in this trade, hoping to develop these guys into MLB starters.
Pretty much. Baltimore is looking to contend in like 2024. They are trying to build waves of pitching to extend a competitive window, should they ever be good again.
Stallings projects as a back end guy and was getting good buzz out of alternate camp. I interviewed him and he was incredibly nice so I’m pulling for him.
I have no idea about Pinto.
I heard Pinto was a workhorse. But he had a tendency to blow up.
I do wonder what everyone thinks of Wolters. I do remember seeing somewhere people wanted to trade for him, and outside of a horrible 2018 he seems decent. Ureña could be interesting as a starting/long relief option, especially with our pitching coach. I did like him during his really good stretch with Miami but his last two seasons have been pretty bad so I wonder if change of scenery is needed or if it even would work anymore?
Personally I love Wolters. He’s a So Cal guy (Vista, CA) and pitchers around here raved about how good he was with the pitching staff. He’s serviceable with the bat, and a good defensive backstop. Maybe a poor man’s Maldonado?
He’s actually pretty terrible with the bat. Career wRC+ in the 50s. I still think the glove makes him a good fit and a valuable backup though. Had him in my IIWPM last week
Is Wolters a better option than Casali? Casali’s bat seems better, but I don’t know how they compare defensively.
I’d take Casali over Wolters every day. But would love Wolters on a minor league deal.
Rule 5 draft might be an avenue to get a C.
Philly’s Roldolfo Duran
Brewers Payton Henry
Cardinals Julio Rodriguez
Orioles Brett Cumberland
Giants Ricardo Genoves
D’backs Jose Herrera
We need depth at the position so maybe we take a gamble on one of these guys.
Great research. Thanks for sharing that.
Hoping the Stove gets a bit Hotter now that we know who all the free agents are.
What was Epplers second move.
1st move SS for minor league pitchers check
Well, Eppler got a Catcher in the Simba deal. And we already have a 3B 🙂
After that, it was all pitching in trades though (for a year). That works for me.